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Tory sleaze

So, they've been back in power a bit more than a year, and already we are mired in standard Tory sleaze. (Yes, I know other parties have their sleaze too, and Cherie Blair was friends with Ms Brooks.) Cameron has got away with a lot of stuff in the last year and pushed most of the opprobrium onto Clegg. But this time, he hasn't got the option.
Yes, I am enjoying this. What do you expect? I'm Old Labour.

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shui_long
Jul. 18th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
I feel rather sorry for Nick Clegg - he couldn't possibly win, no matter what happened. And he probably went into the coalition deal with at least some honest intentions, most of which have now been compromised beyond all redemption...

If politicians had souls - or at least some self-awareness - they would probably be traumatised by the thought that most (but perhaps not all) of their "friends" were only there for the influence. But since any successful politician couldn't have got there without selling his or her soul, that probably isn't an issue for them.
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
I think he wore out my sympathy a few months ago, but yes, I think he meant well. He is, perhaps, a bit too comfortable with the whole 'old boy network' thing, and I still find the Lib. Dem. attempt to undermine the safety of rape victims in order to protect men repulsive.
rmc28
Jul. 19th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Trust me, a lot of the LibDems were repulsed by that one too. A friend of mine wrote this last year:

http://www.libdemvoice.org/opinion-from-out-of-nowhere-rape-anonymity-extension-19633.html
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 19th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link: our local LDs seemed rather shifty about the whole thing.

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